January 3, 2019

Clearview Day 1: From winter to summer in 12 hours!

Clearview 2019 HANDS Team:

The Clearview Hands Team has arrived safely in Nicaragua! 

We met this morning in the Clearview parking lot, huddling in the freshly fallen snow, some of us still bundled into coats that we threw back into vehicles when we got out at the airport, others dressed in shorts in anticipation of the weather we were traveling towards. And by dinner, we were glorying in the 27 degree weather and fresh breeze blowing around the Nehemiah Centre. 

Our travel went well, although of course there were bumps along the way - some metaphorical, some quite literal as we made our way through very tubulent sections on both flights. Figurative bumps included someone not being able to get a boarding pass for the second flight (that was Carl), waiting to have our plane de-iced before takeoff (and subsequently leaving late), or experiencing some nausea and nerves during the turbulence (those members of our team will remain unnamed!) But we can't complain about a day of travel where we all arrived safely and on time, and all of our luggage arrived with us, AND we've already enjoyed each other's company, told lots of stories, laughed a lot, and had great team devotions. 

Our team verse for this trip comes from 1 Peter 1:22, "Love each other deeply, from the heart." Pray for us as we begin work tomorrow, that we would show love to the other members of our team, to the Nicaraguans we are working with, and to anyone we meet along the way. We're excited to learn and experience and work!




Jan 3, 2019 at 11:06 pm

Go ClearView Hands Team!

Jan 4, 2019 at 1:32 am

So glad you arrived safely and that you like each other already! Blessings on the trip! Take time to enjoy the hammocks and the rocking chairs as you reflect on your day (maybe buy a souvenir rocking chair for home :) Was Tim one of the nauseous ones?? Thinking and praying for all of you and the beautiful Nicaraguans you have met and will meet over the nine days.

Love and hugs!


Jan 4, 2019 at 1:32 am

Glad to hear you arrived safely and with all your luggage! Enjoy the Nehemiah Center and all it’s beauty, check your showers before stepping into them, enjoy the good food and blessings on an awesome week! Say hi to Lester, just an fyi...Lester loves sing a longs in the van...he’s a great singer :)) blessings and love Cindy

Jan 4, 2019 at 8:31 am

Fabulous news! We're praying for you and keep the details and pics coming!!

annita maat
Jan 4, 2019 at 10:47 am

Glad to see you are all in one piece and looking strong enough to do some hard work. Watch out for Annie, she likes to play practical jokes...

Have a wonderful time...

Derek do not jump in crocodile rivers

Jan 4, 2019 at 5:25 pm

Glad the trip was ok. Go team go. Work hard and have fun

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